Proverbs 29:15

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The rod and reproofe giue wisedome: but a child left to himselfe bringeth his mother to shame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The rod and sharp words give wisdom: but a child who is not guided is a cause of shame to his mother.
- Basic English Bible

The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.
- Darby Bible

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
- Webster's Bible

The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
- World English Bible

A rod and reproof give wisdom, And a youth let away is shaming his mother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 29:15


29:15 Left - Suffered to follow his own will without restraint and chastening.


Discussion for Proverbs 29

  • Annell
    That's just what I needed to hear. Thank you for reminding me of those great words of wisdom. I need to wear them around my neck every day. God Bless You!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Proverbs 29; (In faith we are teachable.) Psalm 25:4"Teach me thy way, O Lord; teach me thy paths.Job6:24"Teach me and i will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred."Psalm 86:11"Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:unite my heart to fear thy name." (The way of the Lord is righteousness. The path of the Lord is Truth.)
  • R.L. Jackson
    Wisdom our sister teaches you how to see the truth in a man or woman heart in chapter 29 for it is written as he speeches so is he therefore be bless and remain in the Light you will truly see your way out of Darkness.
  • Ikemsinachi
    Self restraint is vital for one to excel, in order to avoid discouragement from people and to avoid disappointing others as well
  • Andy hatmaker for verse 18
    When there is no vision we as God's people can stumble we must seek God daily for our vision of where we must be in our lives. Our mission is to spread the Gospel and share it with the world and each person as a gift to go with their vision that will allow them to prosper in a spiritual sense
  • Samuel Uche Ejim for verse 11
    It is foolish to let out all your thoughts to others, whether in anger or your plans to carry out something. It is only wise to refrain from talking until an appropriate time.

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